The ongoing verbal feud between TNT analyst Charles Barkley and LaVar Ball has been in full motion the last few days. Barkley has gone from mocking his 2.2 points per game average in college to challenging him to a game of one-on-one and Ball responded claiming Barkley wouldn’t really want to play him because all he does nowadays is eat donuts in the TNT set.
TMZ Sports caught up with Sir Charles and asked him about Ball’s claim to be able to beat him with ease.
“He averaged two points a game,” said Barkley. “You know what that means? If he scored 10 points in a game and he played two games, he’d average five. He averaged two. And that was when he was in his prime, he’s not in his prime anymore.”
The Hall of Famer was not happy with just roasting Ball, but put a reality check in perspective.
“Think about it — when he was at his physical peak he averaged two points a game. Two points,” said Barkley. “Listen, he can’t get better than what he was in college. Nobody is in better shape at 50 than they were when they were in college — nobody.”
While it sure would be fun to see these two trash-talking 50-some-year-olds go at it in the blacktop, it’s relatively unlikely to happen, so we’ll have to settle for jabs in front of microphones for the time being.